First International Workshop on LSL

December 19 - 20, 2016

Venue:

Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst

Organizers:

Dr. Martin Bleichner
Prof. Dr. Stefan Debener
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

First International Workshop on LSL

December 19 - 20, 2016

Venue:

Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst

Organizers:

Dr. Martin Bleichner
Prof. Dr. Stefan Debener
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Modern experimentation in cognitive neuroscience involves the acquisition of large datasets of multimodal data. With the increasing number of sensors and recording devices the flexible acquisition and synchronization of the different data streams becomes key. Traditional, hardware based, approaches of synchronization and triggering are often infeasible.
Lab streaming layer (LSL) is a software system for the unified collection of time series in research experiments that handles both the networking, time-synchronization, (near-) real-time access as well as optionally the centralized collection, viewing and disk recording of the data.
In this workshop we would like to bring LSL developers and users together, to learn how to use LSL in the most effective way, to share use cases and to discuss future developments.
The workshop will provide a general introduction to LSL. We will present how LSL can be used for a multitude of different experimental setups, using a variety of experimental software, hardware and operation systems. We will discuss how to test and ensure the best possible timing accuracy when recording multimodal data. We will provide a best practice guide. We will present different use cases of LSL. We will discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of multimodal data analysis. We will also use the workshop to discuss future software and hardware developments. Participants are invited to contribute to the workshop by presenting their LSL use cases.

Modern experimentation in cognitive neuroscience involves the acquisition of large datasets of multimodal data. With the increasing number of sensors and recording devices the flexible acquisition and synchronization of the different data streams becomes key. Traditional, hardware based, approaches of synchronization and triggering are often infeasible.
Lab streaming layer (LSL) is a software system for the unified collection of time series in research experiments that handles both the networking, time-synchronization, (near-) real-time access as well as optionally the centralized collection, viewing and disk recording of the data.
In this workshop we would like to bring LSL developers and users together, to learn how to use LSL in the most effective way, to share use cases and to discuss future developments.
The workshop will provide a general introduction to LSL. We will present how LSL can be used for a multitude of different experimental setups, using a variety of experimental software, hardware and operation systems. We will discuss how to test and ensure the best possible timing accuracy when recording multimodal data. We will provide a best practice guide. We will present different use cases of LSL. We will discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of multimodal data analysis. We will also use the workshop to discuss future software and hardware developments. Participants are invited to contribute to the workshop by presenting their LSL use cases.

Program

December 19, 2016

09:00 – 09:20    Registration, Coffee
09:20 – 09:30    Welcome
09:30 – 10:30    LSL - Motivation and Overview
                             Lecture: Christian Kothe, Skype
10:30 – 10:30    Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30    LSL Scenarios and Open Issues I
                             (LSL Users)
12:30 – 13:30    Lunch
13:30 – 15:00    Hands-on I: Getting started with LSL
                             (Small groups; experts help)
15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00    Company Solutions Teaser
                             (Mbraintrain, BrainProducts, SMI, Tobii)
16:00 – 18:00    Hands-on II: Streaming Devices with LSL
                             (Small groups; experts help)
18:00 – 20:00    Dinner at the HWK

December 20, 2016

09:00 – 10:30    LSL Timing – Pitfalls, Safety Belts, and Validation
                             Lecture: David Medine
10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00    LSL, Mobile Devices, and Plug-and-Play System Calibration
                             Lecture: Matthew Grivich
12:00 – 13:00    Lunch
13:00 – 15:00    Hands-on III – Company Presentations
15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30    Open Issues and Future Developments
                             Lecture: David Medine
16:30 – 17:00    Wrap Up

 

Program

December 19, 2016

09:00 – 09:20    Registration, Coffee
09:20 – 09:30    Welcome
09:30 – 10:30    LSL - Motivation and Overview
                             Lecture: Christian Kothe, Skype
10:30 – 10:30    Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30    LSL Scenarios and Open Issues I
                             (LSL Users)
12:30 – 13:30    Lunch
13:30 – 15:00    Hands-on I: Getting started with LSL
                             (Small groups; experts help)
15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00    Company Solutions Teaser
                             (Mbraintrain, BrainProducts, SMI, Tobii)
16:00 – 18:00    Hands-on II: Streaming Devices with LSL
                             (Small groups; experts help)
18:00 – 20:00    Dinner at the HWK

December 20, 2016

09:00 – 10:30    LSL Timing – Pitfalls, Safety Belts, and Validation
                             Lecture: David Medine
10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break
11:00 – 12:00    LSL, Mobile Devices, and Plug-and-Play System Calibration
                             Lecture: Matthew Grivich
12:00 – 13:00    Lunch
13:00 – 15:00    Hands-on III – Company Presentations
15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30    Open Issues and Future Developments
                             Lecture: David Medine
16:30 – 17:00    Wrap Up